I thought I was so clever a few months ago when I posted here about finding the perfect way to hide the big black hole of TV and electronics living in our mantel. (Does anybody else want to misspell that word like I do?)
Turns out the mirror wasn’t a sustainable solution because I like watching my HGTV and DIY channels too much (anyone else?) and it became a royal pain to heft the mirror up and down all the time.
But it WAS so pretty…
I’ve finally landed on a more reasonable fix.
I used velcro to attach a piece of fabric to the trim on the inside of the TV nook. It’s not perfect, but it’s much better than looking at black speakers and boxes.
You can see some unfinished hems and fabric pulling but this was the best I could do considering there is a big mounting block on the back of the TV plus several oddly shaped metal brackets attached to that, that forced me to break up the fabric into two separate pieces. Would you believe it took me 2 hours just to get this fabric in place?
The nice thing is that from a distance (which is how most people view it), the green backdrop frames the TV almost like the mat around a photo and it creates more of a focal point for the TV. (Right. In case you miss the idea that the massive TV screen is the focal point.)
Here’s a shot with the TV on. You can see the glow of the cable box behind the fabric.
It’s utilitarian AND it brings the green accent color to a more prominent place in the room.
I’m not sure I love it, but I definitely like it, and it keeps growing on me. What do you think?
Of course it took forever to get these pictures because I kept getting sidetracked taking photos of this:
Be still my heart…